In Rhode Island, interior designers Alex and his girlfriend Kim welcome Alex's nine year daughter, Sally, who was sent by her mother to live with them. The couple brings Sally to the manor of the painter Emerson Blackwood, who had disappeared with his son many years ago, and Alex has invested all his money in the mansion expecting to be promoted in his business with the restoration of the house. Sally rejects Kim and feels lonely in the mansion and while walking on the real estate, she finds that the manor has a hidden basement. Alex's employee William Harris, who is a descendant of Blackwood, warns Sally to never go to the basement but the girl overhears voices in the ash pit calling her. However Sally brings a wrench and removes the bolts of the ash pit cover. Soon, Sally discovers the owners of the voices. However, Alex and Kim believe that it is only her imagination.
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Appropriately set in Providence, RI as that was the home of H.P. Lovecraft who wrote the story "The Rats in the Walls" which apparently inspired this film. Though the short story was set in England not Rhode Island. Read More